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  • 90
    Peter Travers Rolling Stone

    A maliciously funny and keenly observant movie -- director-writer Patrick Stettner makes a potent feature debut -- that serves its humor dark and without artificial sweeteners. show more

  • 75
    Edward Guthmann San Francisco Chronicle

    Stettner approaches this material with a playwright's incisiveness and structural sense. His dialogue is cutting, often surprising. show more

  • 75
    Claudia Puig USA Today

    Incorporates a range of genres -- black comedy, thriller, psychological drama -- and emerges more powerful for it. show more

  • 80
    Joe Morgenstern Wall Street Journal

    Mr. Stettner has a serious subject here -- how the hurts that women suffer at the hands of men can be internalized more deeply than the victims know -- and his film is graced with a stunning performance by Ms. Channing. show more

  • 75
    Steven Rea Philadelphia Inquirer

    In The Business of Strangers the right words are hard to come by, but the truth of them -- and the lies -- cut to the quick. show more

  • 50
    Jack Mathews New York Daily News

    A claustrophobic psychodrama. show more

  • 88
    Lou Lumenick New York Post

    I'm not generally a huge fan of movies with two-or three-person casts -- they tend to resemble filmed plays -- but The Business of Strangers is a knockout. show more

  • 75
    Roger Ebert Chicago Sun-Times

    It's a good movie, and Channing and Stiles are the right choices for these roles. They zero in on each other like heat-seeking missiles. show more

  • 63
    Michael Wilmington Chicago Tribune

    This is a movie that really has little to offer but performances and ideas. For a while, that's enough. show more

  • 63
    Rene Rodriguez Miami Herald

    Even though The Business of Strangers loses its nerve in the third act -- you'll wish Stettner had dared to push things further. show more

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